Co-PLACE is a non-for profit partnership initiative based at the Urban Room, Nottingham that aims to bring everyone up to speed with the skills and tools required to meet new community engagement standards.
The role of officers and designers will radically change in the near future as national and local planning policies are progressing towards a more inclusive and open planning system, with significantly increased community involvement and empowerment. Emerging national policy will soon put community engagement at the heart of the planning process, at all stages of design.
In preparation for this change, Nottingham City Council has recently launched the Community Engagement Guide, which states the citys ambitious expectations regarding public involvement in design and planning processes.
Whether you are a designer, a developer, a member of the community or a public sector officer, this series of events will be incredibly useful to understand the reform and your role in the future. You will also have an opportunity to know about affordable training schemes tailored to a variety of needs. Courses will run from February to September 2020.
- Co-PLACE Launch and Awareness Briefing 28 January 2020 13:30 - 15:30 £25
All sessions below cost £50 (including lunch) and run 10:00 - 16:00 unless otherwise stated
- Session 1 Listening Skills + Planning Process 27 February 2020
- Session 2 Conflict management + Quality tools & guides 24 March 2020
- Session 3 Empowerment + Design Process 30 April 2020
- Session 4 Calling to action + Communication 26 May 2020
- Session 5 Placemaking tools + Influencing design 25 June 2020
- Session 6 Co-PLACE Trainer Certificate 06 October 2020 (10:00 - 16:30)
Obtain a Co-PLACE Champion Certificate by completing sessions 1-5
Obtain a Co-PLACE Trainer certificate (with a potential opportunity for future employment) by completing sessions 1-6